Poweshiek County

Cpl. Peggy Ann Shearer



She may never see the shores of Tripoli, but Peggy Ann Shearer came from Montezuma to join the United States Marines. The 21-year-old rural school teacher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Shearer of Montezuma, Ia., joined the marine women's reserve in Des Moines Tuesday. She will report for duty in six weeks. Her brother, Marcus, is in the marines.

Source: The Des Moines Register, December 30, 1943 (photo included)

Cpl. Peggy Shearer Is Visitor in Montezuma

MONTEZUMA, IA. -- Cpl. Peggy Shearer of the U.S. Marine corps at Arlington, Va., has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Shearer en route to San Diego, Cal., where she will report for overseas duty. Mrs. Shearer will accompany her to San Diego, where they will visit Sgt. Marcus Shearer and family.

Source: The Des Moines Register, April 8, 1945

Peggy Shearer of Montezuma watches as Bernice Collins of Boone experiments with test tubes in the chemistry laboratory. Miss Shearer served with the marines in Hawaii. She now teaches at Tama, and attended Drake just during the summer term, as a sophomore. Miss Collins, a former WAC, is also a sophomore.

Source: The Des Moines Register, September 1, 1946 (photo included)